It was confirmed recently that Tesco is replacing British Silver Spoon sugar with imported cane sugar from Tate and Lyle. Customers reacted angrily online, pointing out that the British Sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds, in the UK’s sugar beet heartland, is just 400m away from one of the supermarket’s largest stores. According to the NFU, sugar beet supports 9,500 jobs across eastern England and is an important contributor to the rural economy. And then there is the environmental implications of […]
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